Athletic Department Hosts 18th-Annual Athletic Awards Celebration

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GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation hosted its 18th-annual Awards Banquet, Sunday morning, in the MacVittie Student Union Ballroom.

Several student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding achievements, both on the playing field and in the classroom over the last academic year. The department also handed out its nine major awards while all members of the Class of 2018 received a special award in appreciation of their service to the department.

Below are the finalists for each of the department's nine major awards with the winner listed in bold.

Nick Hayes Memorial Award
Presented to the senior student who has the most outstanding contribution to the athletic department in a non-playing capacity.

Davina Ward (Women's Basketball

John Young (Men's Ice Hockey)

Fred Bright Outstanding Male Contribution & Leadership Award
Presented to the senior male student-athlete who has significant athletic achievement and has demonstrated a personal commitment to the college's values of service, leadership, community and excellence.

Sotiri Athanasopoulos (Men's Ice Hockey)
Ryan Cates (Men's Lacrosse)
Amman Weaver (Men's Track & Field)

Fred Bright Outstanding Female Contribution & Leadership Award
Presented to the senior female student-athlete who has significant athletic achievement and has demonstrated a personal commitment to the college's values of service, leadership, community and excellence.

Rachel Fisher (Women's Lacrosse)
Shannon Haggerty (Women's Track & Field)
Kristen Homeyer (Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field)

Dr. Dan Mullin Scholar-Athlete Award
Presented to the senior male student-athlete who has the most outstanding combination of athletic achievement, grade point average and academic honors in his career.

Jeff Doser (Men's Swimming & Diving)

Connor Pulvidente (Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field)
Charlie Zaepfel (Men's Basketball)

Dr. Myrtle Merritt Scholar-Athlete Award
Presented to the senior female student-athlete who has the most outstanding combination of athletic achievement, grade point average and academic honors in her career.

Natalie LaCourt (Women's Swimming & Diving)
Rachel Ollis (Women's Tennis)
Lauren Salzano (Women's Tennis)

Male Athlete of the Year
Presented to the top male student-athlete, regardless of class, who had the most outstanding athletic accomplishments of the academic year.

Isaac Garcia-Cassani (Men's Cross Country and Track & Field)
Conlan Keenan (Men's Ice Hockey)
Samuel Randall (Men's Swimming & Diving)
(Co-Winners)

Female Athlete of the Year
Presented to the top female student-athlete, regardless of class, who had the most outstanding athletic accomplishments of the academic year.

Grace Cergol (Women's Volleyball)
Samantha Reichman (Women's Swimming & Diving)
Audrey Reid (Women's Soccer)

Ira S. Wilson Award
Presented to the senior male student-athlete who has the most outstanding athletic accomplishments over his four-year career.

Pat Condon (Men's Ice Hockey)
Isaac Garcia-Cassani (Men's Cross Country and Track & Field)
Samuel Randall (Men's Swimming & Diving)
(Co-Winners)
 

Louise Kuhl Award
Presented to the senior female student-athlete who has the most outstanding athletic accomplishments over her four-year career.

Erin Cregan (Women's Lacrosse)
Leah Greene (Women's Soccer)
Camille Wutz (Women's Track & Field)

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